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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 13:00:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.
  • Different shades of darkness are used to indicate night; these shades are in order from lightest to darkest:
    • Civil Twilight (lightest shade)
    • Nautical Twilight
    • Astronomical Twilight
    • Night, no twilight (darkest)
  • Latitude circles
    • NPC – Northern Polar Circle, or Arctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' N. At locations north of the Arctic Circle, the Sun is visible all day and night during a period before and after the June solstice.
    • NT – Northern Tropic, or Tropic of Cancer, is at latitude 23°26' N and is the northernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during June solstice, around June 21).
    • ST – Southern Tropic, or Tropic of Capricorn, is at latitude 23°26' S and is the southernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during December solstice, around December 21).
    • SPC – Southern Polar Circle, or Antarctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' S. South of this latitude, the Sun is visible all day and night during summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Map is generated based on images from NASA

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 13:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 54' South, Longitude: 19° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.34 meters/second, 1614.0 km/hour, 1002.9 miles/hour or 871.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.72 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.1"1002.72 miwest0° 00' 47.1"0.90 misouth1002.69 mi
24 hours0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miwest0° 18' 44.7"21.48 misouth21.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 13:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 25' South, Longitude: 31° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.74 meters/second, 1579.5 km/hour, 981.4 miles/hour or 852.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.36 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 28' 18.5"981.24 miwest0° 09' 30.8"10.90 misouth981.02 mi
24 hours13° 01' 06.3"882.71 mieast3° 29' 59.3"240.59 misouth909.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 1:00 PM1441 km895 miles778 nmEast E
RecifeSat 10:00 AM1878 km1167 miles1014 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSat 10:00 AM2105 km1308 miles1136 nmWest W
FortalezaSat 10:00 AM2467 km1533 miles1332 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSat 1:00 PM2519 km1565 miles1360 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 1:00 PM2666 km1657 miles1440 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 11:00 AM2685 km1668 miles1450 nmWest-southwest WSW
ConakrySat 1:00 PM2764 km1717 miles1492 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanSat 1:00 PM2787 km1732 miles1505 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSat 1:00 PM2845 km1768 miles1536 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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